Southern University featured in new Beyonce' documentary
BATON ROUGE - Southern University's Dancing Dolls got a proper shout-out from Beyoncé Knowles-Carter in the world-famous performer's new Netflix documentary.
'Homecoming', which dropped on Netflix Wednesday, centers around the singers prolific Coachella 2018 performance. Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the music festival.
The performance, which has quickly become one of the most celebrated of her career, features dance moves adapted from several historically black colleges and universities. Among the schools referenced in the documentary is Baton Rouge's Southern University, whose Dancing Dolls had a major influence on the performance.
Beyoncé's performance features moves from the Dolls' "catch-on", a dance sequence in which one dancer is followed by other dancers repeating the same moves.
“I honestly like cried. But it was like tears of joy because that means she must have at least watched our videos,” Dancing Doll Jordan Ezell told WBRZ last year when word first got out about the homage.
'Homecoming' is now streaming on Netflix, with a companion album featuring 40 songs from the show launching alongside it.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Officer shot, killed in Mandeville was former Marine; leaves behind 7 children
East Baton Rouge on track to break record number of overdose deaths
FEMA issues Livingston Parish deadline for flood prevention master plan
Zachary man drowns while attempting elaborate marriage proposal in Tanzania
Police officer dead, another injured after shooting in Mandeville
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar